Starting times set for opening playoff games at Dodger Stadium

Clayton Kershaw

The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw pitches against San Diego at Dodger Stadium on Oct. 4.

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OK, you can plan your lives now.

Major League Baseball has set the starting times of the Dodgers’ opening two playoff games at Dodger Stadium.

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The Friday opener against the Mets in the National League Division Series has been scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m., while Saturday’s Game 2 has a 6:07 p.m. starting time.


The two games are expected to feature outstanding starting pitching, but at least hitters shouldn’t have to battle those 5 p.m. shadows at the stadium.

The series is set to move to New York for Game 3 on Monday.

The Dodgers have not officially announced their starting pitchers for the first two games in Los Angeles, though they are presumed to be Clayton Kershaw (16-7, 2.13 ERA) and Zack Greinke (19-3, 1.66). The Mets said they will start Jacob deGrom (14-8, 2.60) in the opener and Noah Syndergaard (9-7, 3.24) in Game 2.



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